Proudly designed, manufactured, and packaged in Canada.
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Making parts that last is in our DNA. But beyond the longevity, every Henson razor is built with precision at it's core. Why? Because when you can limit the movement of a blade, and present it to your skin at a consistent geometry, the result is a remarkably safe and smooth shave.
This razor is only possible to produce because of the lessons we learned from aerospace manufacturing the last 20 years.
Manufactured at our aerospace facility in Ontario, Canada, our razor is built with the same AS9100 aerospace standards required to create satellite components.
Our blade exposure and blade angle are precisely machined to tolerances as tight as +/-0.00025" to provide a close shave with little, if any, irritation.
At 1.3 oz., this razor is ultra-lightweight and extremely agile, yet completely proficient, and is a joy to use. It is economically machined and coated with Type II anodize, which gives this razor the looks you want with the protection you need.
Don't worry, we've done the math so you don't have to.
With a blade that only sticks out roughly half the thickness of a human hair (0.0013" or 33 microns), this razor eliminates all the unnecessary blade exposure. We've also incorporated the optimum shaving angle into the head design. By focusing on repeatability, we've virtually eliminated any learning curve associated with this razor. People used to using a multi-blade cartridge razor will be surprised how easy the transition is.
Henson razors are engineered to last. Buy once, use forever, and pass it down from generation to generation.
Our razor works with any standard double edge blade you can buy almost anywhere - local supermarkets, shaving shops or online. No subscriptions. No proprietary blades.
With blades that cost pennies, most people will spend $2-3 per year on blades.
More than 2 Billion disposable Razor and cartridges reach the landfill every year. With a Henson Razor, your razor blades can be recycled at most metal recycling depots. All aspects of Henson packaging are 100% plastic-free for a low carbon footprint from our factory in Canada to your door.
"Switched from cartridge razors after 15 years, and after some research decided to go with the AL13. I’ve had the best shaves of my life with no irritation, and actually enjoy shaving now."
Yes, as the name suggests, safety razors are safe. Most users will find that in comparison to a cartridge razor, they experience far fewer nicks and ingrown hairs, and less irritation.
A 5 pack of RK Stainless double-edged razor blades are included with every purchase. This will provide the average shaver with 1-2 months of precision shaves. You also have the option of purchasing a pack of 100 blades which will last approx. 2-3 years for the average shaver. After that, razor blades can be purchased in many locations such as the retailers found in our International Retailers section.
Our Razors are fully designed, manufactured, assembled and packaged in Canada.
First, it's precision. By CNC machining our Henson razors (as opposed to molding or casting), and anodizing them for protection (as opposed to painting or plating), we are able to target and maintain specific sizes and reduce the necessary allowance so that critical features of our razors are kept consistent within a thousandth of an inch. This ensures a straight and consistently loaded blade every time, meaning that the blade is presented to your skin the same every shave!
Second, it’s the shortest blade extension on the market. Shorter blade extension means less vibration in the blade (chatter). Less chatter means less irritation and a better shave every time.
The only differences between the Henson AL13 and the Henson AL13 - Medium are the blade gap and blade exposure. These measurements are two major factors in controlling the "aggressiveness" of the shave. For finer hair and shaving areas other than the face, a milder razor is generally desired. For coarser hair, the aggression of our Medium razor may be more suitable.
AL13 - .68 mm [.027”] Blade Gap and .033 mm [.0013"] Blade Exposure
AL13 - Medium - .85 mm [.033”] Blade Gap and .058 mm [.0023”] Blade Exposure
You can find the Henson AL13 Medium here .
The AL13 Medium is identical to our best selling mild razor but with a wider blade gap and exposure for a more aggressive shave. Effortlessly glides through longer, thicker hair. The perfect unisex razor available in the full range of signature Henson colors.
Made of Grade 5 Titanium, it is lighter than steel but also stronger. The skill and experience required to machine an exotic metal like Titanium to the tolerances Henson demands makes a razor like this a very rare commodity.
- safety razor
This is by far one of the best razors, and probably one of the last razors I will ever own!! Hands-down I am so impressed! The ease-of-use , and the effortlessness it takes to actually use it is Fantastic!! I usually shave once every two days and it does the job well no razor burn and no nicks!! I’ll never go back to a cartridge razor! 100% recommend!!!
Understand how it works
A lot of people say it doesn't shave as close as a dual razor. That is very true. But it's also the intent. By cutting the hair the second time that is how you get ingrown hairs. Since I started using the razor that has not been an issue for me. I love the feel of the razor. Always wished that it had a stand. Then I found out today that they make one. I guess that will be next on my list.
Actually worth it.
I switched from typical expensive-refill safety razors to the simpler ones a couple years ago. The amount of money I save on razors is astounding, but I also went with a fairly inexpensive razor handle. The pitch of Henson's precision razors actually creating a better shave intrigued me enough to go with it. At the very least, I saved way more than enough in buying razors to justify it. Totally worth it. I can't claim to know if Henson razors are the best, but they are by far a better option than what I had previously. Spend a little on the razor body, save on the razors; mathematical win.
Easy to use and a close shave every time. RK blades are pretty nice too. No complaints.
I’m so old I started off life using a straight razor..now there is nothing that wakes you up in the morning like two cups of strong coffee or using a straight razor. Well, for most of the rest of my life I used Gillett blue blades and a safety razor. I’m surprised it took so long tp get the kinks out - no gap that catches all the hair, no slop in the razor movement and replacing the chrome and bad castings with space age tolerance. You’ve done a remarkable job and I’m happy to report I feel better every time I have to shave. Less expense, no nonsense and you’ve brought the nostalgia and the sensibility back in shaving. I judge the blades are 1/3 as thick as a blue blade and twice as sharp. I get 6 shaves from every blade. Sincerely, Joe Kambeitz
Not your Grandpa's razor!
This razor is truly a work of very functional art. Yes, it does do the job for which it was made very, very well, but it also displays well on my sink in an artistic manner. I have been asked by my children (all adult) if this is a throw-back to yesteryear as far as razors are concerned. My answer is that this razor provides me with what my Grandpa and Dad were wishing for and couldn't find when they needed a quality shave. The blades are very sharp and very flexible. Each blade lasts me around five shaves. As to smoothness - If I hadn't loaded the razor myself, I would swear that the shave I received was from a four or five blade razor. Not a shave from only one blade! A very close shave gives me very smooth skin. Very smooth skin makes my wife very happy with me. And when my wife is happy with me I am very happy indeed!
Best shaving choice I’ve ever made
I’ve been shaving my legs for maybe 25 years now and I was on the verge of throwing in the towel until o discovered the Henson AL13. The blades are easy to install and I only nicked myself a few times on my first run. 10/10 would buy again. Would make a great gift for anybody who shaves their body hair.